Combining AR and VR in a single, self-contained headset, the Sulon Q is basically a PC for your noggin.
Toronto-based start-up Sulon is setting its sights high with its Q headset.
Sulon says the Q will manage to offer entirely self contained AR and VR: no wires, no tethers, no controllers, no PC, no phone.
The high-res display is a 2,560x1,440-pixel OLED screen.
Processing and graphics are provided by an AMD FX-8800P chipset, making this essentially a wearable AMD-powered Windows PC.
Yes, a Window PC -- the Sulon has Windows 10 pre-loaded.
It also has a proprietary Sulon "spatial processing unit" or SPU, which maps you and the external world.
Its augmented reality features work by the device using a "dynamic, real-time virtualisation which dynamically reconstructs and displays a virtual version of the real world to the user and to applications".
Basically, it replicates the real world and layers the augmented parts over it.
This means your lounge room could be your PC desktop, with you placing programs around the room.
Or it could be a lot more exciting than that. We hope.
It's all very ambitious, which makes us a little cautious about all the claims.
At least until we get to try it later this week at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
The Sulon team say the Q will have "console-quality" graphics.
Which seems a little underpowered for what the Sulon Q is claiming to be able to do.
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